UPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1401 times:
Someone posted a short time ago that UPS's 747-200's were getting ready to be returned to the lessor. Well that was some mis-information. UPS currently has 5 200 series on lease and are not being returned anytime soon. Since getting the China routes Asian volume has been far better than expected and currently UPS is looking at Long Range additions to the fleet since some of the 747-100's are having to be retired and getting old. The MD-11 fleet will be serving Asia but only 3 of them are in fleet right now.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10366 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1041 times:
The major part of the 747 fleets of UPS (thats all their 747-100Fs, not the 200Fs) and Evergreen are so old that they are due for replacement soon. Most have passed their 30th birthday, so I won´t call them "Queen of the Skies" any more, "Queen Mum" is better suited. I´ll have a Gin Tonic on these brave workhorses!